How to Add Subtitles to YouTube Videos

Adding subtitles and captions to your YouTube videos increases its reach to a larger audience. Also, adding captions means you are considering audiences who are deaf/hard of hearing and who speak another language. YouTube includes both translation and auto-generated captions on its platform.

Here’s what you need to know about adding captions and subtitles to YouTube videos

There are four different options for adding subtitles. youtube Video. You can either upload a pre-written file or use auto-sync or type them in manually, or use auto-translate.

Add subtitles by uploading a file

– Sign in to your YouTube account and go youtube studio on the desktop

– to select sub headline from the bar on the left

– Click on the video you want to edit or add subtitles

– Now, choose add languagee and choose your preferred language

– click on add under subtitle and then choose upload file

– YouTube allows you to choose with time either without time

– Now, choose continue and select the file you want to upload

– click on save draft and then To publish

Adding Subtitles via Auto-Sync

– go for youtube studio and login

– to select sub headline from the bar on the left

– Select the video you want to edit and click add located under subtitles

– to select auto Sync and type the typescript of your video

– click on Three point Next to Edit Time, select Upload More Files

– After adding the transcript, select edit time and click save and Close

Adding Subtitles Manually

– go for youtube studio and choose subtitles

– Select a video, then click add under subtitle

– to select type manually

– Type a caption for your video as you move the video back and forth to adjust the timing. do not forget Add tags Like applause or thunder for the text.

– to select To publish when done

Adding Subtitles Using Auto-Translate

It should be noted that this feature is currently limited to only 13 languages. These are Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.

– Log in to your account and go youtube studio

– to select sub headline and then select the video in which you want to add caption

– click on Three point under subtitle

– review auto caption and edit/remove parts of auto-caption as needed

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